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Ford Trimotor under construction

Took some time off for 2 days to clean and organize the shop for two more sub builds starting Monday but sneaked some time in on this Ford Trimotor that my friend Byron sent me. It’s a 35 year old kit made by the late company Sterling. It was still sealed and all in tack inside. The wood and plastic parts all still good.

I’m using a 250 sized brushless out runner electric motor and the other two engines will have dummy props that turn when the plane is being flown. Always liked this 30s designed. Planes from the period were just so cool looking.

I’ll sneak some more in here and there until she’s done and flying. 34 inch span. Nice size.

Steve

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7 Responses to “Ford Trimotor under construction”


  1. 1 Byron
    July 18, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Wow, mate. That was quick. Already got the fuselage done!!!

  2. 2 Byron
    July 18, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Actually, I didn’t see the bottom pic! Wow, you’re ready to cover!
    Oh and is that a Skydiver I see before me :)

  3. July 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    That is pretty amazing progress. Love the old Sterling kits. Would have never thought of using today’s electrics in lieu of a rubber band :)

    • July 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Tom. I’m flying a F-4U and it has a 17 inch span with Elevator, ailerons, rudder, and throttle with a steerable tail wheel. They just keep getting smaller.

      Steve

  4. July 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Steve:
    Love these older designs as well. Lots of visible character. Love all things art-deco as well.
    See your 66″ in the background. Once again, there’s something about the Nautius that is beyond iconic.
    I’ve a Mobious Seaview in stock and another 8 window on pre-order but can’t pull myself away from the N-Sub
    builds.

    Tommie


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